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LEBRON LEADS CAVS TO 2ND NBA FINALS APPEARANCE

LEBRON LEADS CAVS TO 2ND NBA FINALS APPEARANCE

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the #1 seeded Atlanta Hawks in impressive fashion with a 118 - 88 thumping to finish the 4-game sweep of the Eastern Conference Finals and punch their tickets to the 2015 NBA Finals.  They will face the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets.  Northeast Ohio's prodigal son, Lebron James nearly averaged a triple-double for the entire series with 30.3 points per game, 11.0 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game.  He could have become the only player in the history of the NBA to average 30, 10 and 10 for a triple-double in a series, but came just a few assists short, primarily because of sitting out the entire 4th quarter with the game well at hand.  All Star point guard Kyrie Irving provided a spark tonight by starting and providing the Cavaliers with a much needed scoring punch with 16 points in 21 minutes to go along with 5 assists and 4 rebound.  It appears that the NBA world may get the marquee match up they want if the Golden State Warriors can take care of business against the Rockets to setup a Stephen Curry versus Lebron James showdown.